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Alan Lewis ’68

January 19, 2020, in Salem Oregon, from liver complications.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Alan enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard after high school. Upon finishing his enlistment, he moved to Oregon and attended Reed, where he met Sandra Lyons, whom he married in 1965.

Some serious car problems prompted Alan to learn how to fix his own car, starting him down a path that would define his livelihood for the rest of his life. After moving to Lincoln City, Oregon, in the early ’70s, Alan and Sandy ran a series of businesses, including the Taft Texaco station, Lincoln Auto Supply & Machine Shop, and a location in Oceanlake.

Alan had a great sense of humor and an interest in science and science fiction. He filled an entire room in his house with science fiction magazines from the ’50s and ’60s. Sandra died a few weeks prior to Allan, who was also predeceased by his sons, Matthew and Benjamin. His children Frank and Christine survive him, as does his brother Pete.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2021

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